Monday, January 01, 2007

The Departed




Movie event of the year! Why bore you with long tales of how great the movie was when you could easily summarize.

If you have not watched this moive I urge you to go running. Consumate fine actors...the level of supporting acting is on a superior level. Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen...and Mark Wahlberg are exceptional. Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson play villains with utmost perfection. Leonardo stunned me the most cause he is so mature in this movie. It was pure pleasure watching this ensemble team in action.




This movie is screaming Oscar Oscar Oscar! Hopefully Martin Scorcese gets his much awaited oscar.

The writing was spot on! ... so was the cursing!...so was the violence!

The suspense was spot on. You don't see that ending coming!

Jack Nicholson...yes yes yes! Stay away from comedies..this evil roles were made for you!

So as I do my last Couch Potato post of this year while celebrating the year I broke box office records by watching 53 movies at the big screen. Of which I repeated 4. This was a good year and Departed was the best way to end the Tato year!

22 comments:

Movie Buff said...

TOLD YOU!

Mitzy said...

Wsup Couch! Happy New Year.
The Departed was excellent. The cast is definitely A-list. How shocked were you during the last 30min when everyone was getting smoked? Damn! Brutal but brilliant!

acolyte said...

Profanity aside, this was a great movie. Sad that almost everyone died in the end even the so called protagonist!
Jack's performance was superb!

Kiplagat said...

You have to also check out the original hong kong version of this movie "infernal affairs". It has a prequel & sequel, much better than american one IMO!

Couch 'tato said...

@Buff(and polish):damn right...still licking my fingers.outstanding casting

@mitzy:when costello walked out of that lift and got shot...yes! YES! YES!

@Aco:Jack was great for once i didnt even think of dicaprio or jack from titanic

@Kiplagat:ost def will look for those

majonzi said...

havent watched the Departed Yet, waiting 4 it to make way to my dvd by way of blockbusters online unlimited thingy.... . happy new year!!! not going out?

bomseh said...

watched 53 movies at the big screen? kwani where do you get all the time? leo i managed one movie and i am beginning to enjoy the tatoing*. if i watch a movie a weekend i'll manage 52 this year. mambo mapya hayo ya mwaka mpya.

Ichiena said...

I loved it, loved it, loved it! Jack did not disappoint.

Except there was this darn fool seated on my right who kept gasping at all the bloody scenes and I think he shed a tear - God Help Me!

aegeus said...

A rave review! I have to watch it before the end of the week.

Ichiena, you need to be more discrete in your choice of movie dates. :-)

StackOfStiffys said...

Happy New Year Couch 'tato from the Mouse 'tato! Am going to look for that movie kesho!

LOL @ Ichiena's date!

SisBigBones said...

Finally! An acknowledgement that this was the single best movie of 2006!

***Movie Buff, if you did the review, I missed it (and why is it that I can't access your blog? Must have missed something, but happy new year!)***

Sorry C-T, just had to do that :D Now, how on earth do you watch 53 movies? Better yet, where do you get these movies? It's hard enough to find 10 good movies to watch in a year, let alone 53!

Whispering Inn said...

Jack Nicholson is at his best when playing villains.
Remember "A Few Good Men?"
Perfect!

Couch 'tato said...

@majonzi:hurry hurry...dint wait for the DVD

@Bomseh:good luck with that idea...it helps to do 2 or 3 in one day

@ichiena:LOL ati the guy on ur LEFT was whimpering...

@Aegeus:before the end of the day you mean

@stackofstiffys:mouse tato classes in tato hood are comin up soon

@sisbigbones:dont worry Movie buff and i are tite feelanga free to comment here ...yup 53 and im proud my previous record was 31

Couch 'tato said...

W.I: actually I havent seen Jack that good since A Few Good Men. Damn..he was superb then as he was now. i wonder which was a better performance. ubaya in A Few he wasnt there for long...but yes JAck rocked this one

Mitzy said...

@Couch, if you liked The Departed, go get the DVD Running Scared. You'll love it.

TeeJ said...

Happy New Year Nick!

That movie sure was the bomb! A while back I met someone who said they didn't like the ending. Talk about a total turnoff! I thought the end was the best part of the movie.

Couch 'tato said...

@mitzy:ive had that dvd and have ignored that movie ...its nowon y playlist

@TeeJ: someone like that needs to be slapped or better shot like Costello
HNY to u to

Nakeel said...

Happy New Year bro.

Don_quixote said...

After some one telling miamigag vice was good and me ending up asleep in the theater, i was very so so about the departed, but i have to say it was very good kwanza the ending was the best part. Hehe ati the LEFT????;)

egm said...

I was waiting for The Departed on DVD, but Swiss Air provided it during my flight back. GOOD MOVIE! I can say for sure 6 people watched it on the flight, myself, the person next to me, and the two ahead of us and behind us. Very gripping tale.

mocha said...

Superb Movie....waiting for the DVD. It has to be in my collection!!!

bantutu said...

aTA bANTU ALII CHEKI...